Dallas Eliuk played his youth lacrosse in Vancouver before joining the Burnaby Cablevison Junior A program in the early 1980’s.
Known for his acrobatics and quick reflexes in goal, Dallas’ ability to anticipate shooters’ next move was second to none. This two-time Junior A First Team All-Star was also voted as BC Junior A top goaltender (1983) and top graduating player (1985). Eliuk was part of the Western Lacrosse Association expansion in 1986 with the Richmond Outlaws, and played in 20 WLA seasons with the Outlaws, Burnaby Lakers and Coquitlam Adanacs.
This seven-time WLA All-Star was voted top goaltender on three occasions and won the Playoff MVP W.C. Ellison Trophy 5 times (1990,92,93,98,2001). In 1992 he was winner of the WLA Senior A Three Star Award and winner of the Commission Trophy as most valuable player in WLA regular season play.
In 385 league and playoff games, Eliuk faced 15,110 shots, allowed 3,056 goals for a WLA career save average of 80.2%. He netted a single goal and 162 assists and won his only Mann Cup in 2001 with the Adanacs. Dallas also toiled in 18 pro seasons for Philadelphia and Portland, winning four Championship titles in seven attempts and captured Champions Cup MVP honours in 1998 and 2001.
Eliuk faced an additional 9,350 shots in 237 pro games for a 76.26% lifetime save percentage.
Dallas was named to the NLL Hall of Fame in 2009 and his number 35 jersey was retired by the Philadelphia Wings in 2012.